Martha McBrier (1 star)

This article is from 2008.

It's quite hard to get your head round what Glaswegian comic McBrier is trying to achieve on stage. With the barest of material (something or other to do with belief systems) she relies on her audience not only for suggestions but actually to inject jokes. The likes of Phil Kay or Ross Noble can get away with this, but Martha can't.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 25 Aug (not 11) 8pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).


1. GROZETI4 Sep 2008, 6:34pm Report

IMAGINE A WORSE NIGHTMARE - QUEUE IS LONG WAITING TO GO TO SEE THIS "COMEDIAN" THEN THE HAMILTONS from Im a celeb get me away from them ARRIVE PUSH TO THE FRONT GLASS OF WINE IN HAND. BEHIND US IS A DRUNK COUPLE SNOGGING AND A ONE STAR WELSH COMIC IN THE CROWD. FINALLY WE GET LET IN - TV CAMERA POINTED AT STAGE - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES SHE IS LATE..MRS HAMILTON IS RED AND WHITE SPOTTED TOP PLUGGED HER SHOW, THE DUFF WELSH COMIC ADLIBBED AND FINALLY AFTER 20 mins Martha arrived sweaty and showing it. She was totally outstaged by the drunk couple who sat with their feet on the stage and she fell for it. he was crude, and she couldn't break away. It is one to miss in the future just in case she thinks this is humour... it wasn't, you need a script and then you keep to it.

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